Saturday, 26 March 2011

Craft fair

All ready for Edwinstowe craft fair tomorrow, which is 10.00 to 16.00 is anyone wants to pop along and say hi.

Didn't get as many of my ideas done as I would have liked, but always the many ideas, too little time.

Nervous about how busy it's going to be, but probably not as nervous as my husband who has to look after both children by himself for a whole day!

Tried chainmaille last night and made some chains to put on Zips, so hopefully will see how they sell, now just got to find a picture of a zip that I can print off and stick to card. Thought I'd tack one of the zip jewels (as I call them) to the picture, in order to illustrate.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Great Minds

Having read Ali's comment, all I can say is great minds think alike!

Already got the tickets for the Big Country concert sent them an e-mail saying I was going, the date, the fact it was my husband's birthday and the fact that my company name was Eiledon.

Thought they may look or mention it at the concert (may get a few more viewers) also thought I'd better mention my husband....if they do leave him out at least I could say I did include him in the initial e-mail!!!

Already had a reply back from them, but it just said thanks Jackie!

You never know.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Big Country

Already sold the dark red, black and grey floater necklace so a good start to the week.

The Helpringham ladies pamper evening has been cancelled though as no tickets were sold, which is a bit of a blow, but still another craft fair at the end of March to look forward to.

Having been to see Wonderstuff and Levellers last week at Lincoln Engine Shed, I have just booked two tickets to see Big Country at the O2 in Leeds.

Eiledon (the name of my business) is also the name of a Big Country song (my husband's favourite band), I'm also second on Google to them with more of their websites below so who knows, may even be known by them!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


Thought this week I would try going back to do a little more wirework.
Made another floating necklace similar to last week, but with dark red beads.

Ordered some Miracle beads and love the way they catch the light, so after doing a memory wire bracelet with matching earrings which is rather a fun piece.....

I thought I would try to use them on a wirework piece.

Quite pleased with the way they turned out.....Now just to make more for the craft fairs coming up.

I will be at the ladies pamper evening at Helpringham school on Friday 25th March and then at Edwinstowe craft fair on Sunday 27th March.

Say Hi if you come!

Friday, 11 March 2011

More work in progress

Just spent the last few days sorting out my husband's birthday (not until April).

Made a few more items and began knitting another beaded evening bag again as I haven't done any any for some time.
I made a similar set as the first picture to wear at my niece's wedding and loved it so much I made another to sell in the shop.
The second picture shows the start of the knitted beaded evening bag and the third picture is some lovely pale blue "miracle" beads used in a wired bracelet.
Think I'll watch a bit of Friday night tv and do some more knitting with my cat on my knee!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

New designs

Got completely away from weddings this weekend by going to see Wonderstuff and the fantastic Levellers play live at the Engine Shed in Lincoln.

Sang very loudly to every song and drank beer (something I don't normally do these days!)


Although I may have another wedding in the pipeline, I am now focusing on more everyday jewellery.

just delivered to the shop these necklaces, bracelet and handbag charms.

Have to start really producing things again fast as I have some craft fairs coming up.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The wedding...part two

Now managed to put on the many photos taken of the day, so here to share with you are some of the few:

The happy couple.

The bridesmaids and an usher. I made the alice bands for the smaller bridesmaids (shown in close up yesterday) and the pearls on hairpins for the larger bridesmaids. The smaller bridesmaid on the right is my daughter Zoe.

Pearls and crystals were added to the bride's hairpins.

The cake had petal paste roses added to each layer and of course had to be beaded to match the wedding party!

Probably going to add these to the shop (the beaded strands so that other brides have the option of buying the three layers from a supermarket or department store and then adding their own decoration.

Of course the day wouldn't be complete without the three special people in my life!

For the rest of the week, I am going to be doing other jewellery (than wedding) and will also have to start and think about the up and coming craft fairs.....until next week xx

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Year flown by!!!!

I can't believe we are already into March.

After christmas I began making jewellery for the next wedding, which happened to be my beautiful niece.
A bit late to start new year's resolution, but I now plan to keep this blog up to date with what I am currently working on.
The wedding took place on Saturday (26th February), at Allington Manor near Grantham.
I made the hairpins, the alice bands, the young bridemaid's alice bands, wraps and decorated the wedding cake.
Lots of pictures:

Tomorrow I will be putting the wedding photos on the blog to see how they looked on the day!